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Gary A. Lafountain, 66, of Colby Road, Plattsburgh, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017, at the UVHN-CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.
He was born in Massena on May 23, 1951, the son of Oswald and Helen (Rousaw) Lafountain. At the age of 14 Gary went to live with Edgar and Rena Castine, and worked on their farm until 2009.
Gary loved music, especially Bluegrass, he also enjoyed walking whenever he could and spending time with family.
Survivors include his companion, Ida Howe; three sisters, Florence Lavene, Mary Lafountain, and Lillian Lafountain. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Gary was predeceased by his parents, five brothers, five sisters and twin siblings.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A graveside service will be held at a later date in St. Joseph's Cemetery in West Chazy. Donations in his memory may be made to the UVHN-CVPH Medical Center Foundation.
To share a photo, story, or condolence with John's family, please visit www.rwwalkerfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. (518) 563-1760.
Published on July 3, 2017
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